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A man who could disappear at any moment and leave her heart in tatters…
I am pleased to announce a cool book blog tour going on right now, presented by Tricia Leedom, an author I met during my journey! Congratulations on your new romantic adventure!
When a new book comes out, it is always an exciting time for authors!
Plus, here at the I Love Romance Blog, we love discovering romance novels!
Let’s hear a little about this great book…
This is the blurb for Passion Punch, Key West Escape Series, Book 3:
When April Linus’ best friends find themselves in trouble with the Miami Mafia, the former heiress turns to an even more dangerous criminal for help…her father.
Not an easy decision for the young, single mother who found herself pregnant at nineteen and forced to choose between her trust fund and having a baby. April’s father agrees to loan her the money, if she moves home for a few months so he can get to know his grandchild. Before she can decide what to do, she comes face to face with the last man she ever expected to see again…her father’s former bodyguard who disappeared five years ago after she slept with him.
Black Ops operative Jonas Ostergaard made a nearly fatal mistake the last time he was in Key West. After working his way into Philip Linus’ circle of trust, Jonas let the Arms Dealer’s beautiful, kindhearted daughter distract him from his mission. He was yanked off the job by his superiors, but now he’s back to stop Linus from selling a dangerous new technology on the black market.
Needing to prove himself to save his job, Jonas is determined to keep his distance from April this time. But when he suspects she knows more about her father’s illegal business dealings than she admits, he’s torn between protecting her and uncovering the truth.
Passion ignites when April and Jonas end up on the run dodging arms dealers in the steamy Amazon rainforest, but April wonders what kind of relationship she could have with a man who has more secrets than she does. A man who could disappear at any moment and leave her heart in tatters.
Trapped between loyalty to her father and a new allegiance with the man she’s falling in love with, April realizes none of it will matter if they don’t escape the jungle alive.
Tricia is giving us a peek at her adult romantic adventure, Passion Punch, today.
Author: Tricia Leedom
Series: Key West Escape #3
Genre: Adult, Adventure, Romance
Publisher: Firefly Hill Press
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Here is an excerpt.
Gah! So like a cat. (Laughs.)
Just kidding. Actually, I didn’t receive an excerpt from the tour sponsor, but here’s a teaser from one of the books in the series to give you an idea of how intense Tricia makes the situation for readers… 😉
Universal Reader link: https://books2read.com/u/4j1pyk
PRAISE FOR PASSION PUNCH
“There is a lot be said in favor of a talented author bringing a combination of romance, heat, and adventure to what otherwise could be a very tired genre. Leedom brings it all!”
“Passion Punch is part 3 in an exciting series of action, suspense and romance! Although each book is a stand-alone, you won’t fully understand the story line or the characters unless you start at the beginning. I loved the action and romance in this book…this is a great series and I highly recommend it! “ – Strider28 (Goodreads)
OMG! Love all the tension coming from book one. ♥♥♥
I can just imagine book three is quite a tale!😉
(Rapid knock on the studio door.)
(Marie frowns.) Who could that be? I’m not expecting a package or anything.
Oh, my! Wow, I didn’t know you were coming…
No excerpt? No problem! This is even better, readers. We have the author, Tricia Leedom, who just dropped in for a quick visit. Let’s give her a warm welcome! 😀
It’s great to have you here, Tricia. Please come and sit down for a sec.
Author Tricia Leedom: Hi, Marie! Thanks for letting me stop by.
Marie: Of course, it’s my pleasure! So nice to meet you, by the way! (Shakes hands with her guest.)
Tricia: Great to meet you too.
Marie: Well, I hope you don’t mind if I ask you a few questions while you’re here?
Tricia: Sure, I’d love that! 🙂
So, can you tell us a little about your background? When did your first book come out and where can we get it?
Tricia: I have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. My first book was actually my grad school thesis novel, and it was published in 2017. Rum Runner, Book 1 in The Key West Escape Series, is available on ebook at all major online retailers (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, etc.) and in print on Amazon and B&N.com.
Marie: That’s great!
A lot of readers love origin stories. What inspired you to start writing?
Tricia: I’ve always had a huge imagination. When I was little, I used to make my mother and grandmother sit and listen to stories I made up. However, I wasn’t a reader because I struggled with comprehension and read very slow, because the words danced around on the page. At nineteen, I discovered that I suffered from dyslexia, and I worked to overcome it. I practiced reading with my grandmother’s collection of romance novels, and as reading came easier, I read voraciously. I never lost my love of storytelling, so after reading so many books, I wanted to try writing my own romance novel. I didn’t own a computer, so I wrote in notebooks and filled up four of them by the time I was finished.
From there, I decided I wanted to try writing a movie script. It was an action movie set in London with a female heroine. I was working at a professional theater at the time as a receptionist. I showed the script to some of my co-workers and they loved it so much they suggested I ask the actors who were in residence to do a script reading. Most agreed and so one night, about twenty people – half of them professional actors – gathered around a boardroom table and read my script, acting it out with their voices. It was magical, and I think, if I had to pinpoint a moment when it happened, that’s when I truly fell in love with writing. My co-workers encouraged me to go back to college to study Creative Writing, and I went for it. I’d like to say the rest was history, but there was a ten-year period between graduating from college and my decision to go to grad school where I got away from writing. But, as the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and when I came back to it, I was more devoted to my craft than ever and more determined to get published.
Marie: Can’t blame you there! 😉
How did you get into writing Romantic Adventure?
Tricia: I love action/adventure movies and I love romance novels, but as a reader, it was difficult to find books that blended the two. Everything I’ve ever written has had elements of both adventure and romance. Before I was published, I used to write Historical Romance with elements of adventure. When I went to grad school, I decided to challenge myself to write something contemporary, and I’ve always wanted to write a book inspired by one of my favorite movies, “Romancing the Stone.” That’s how The Key West Escape Series came about.
Marie: Cool! 😀
What, do you feel, sets Passion Punch apart from other books in the genre?
Tricia: Passion Punch, and The Key West Escape Series, is considered to be Romantic Adventure, which falls under the umbrella of Romantic Suspense. It’s a little different though, because Romantic Adventure is lighter and funnier than traditional romantic suspense, but it’s still filled with lots of action and suspenseful elements. I’d like to think of my books as action/adventure movies in book form written for women.
Oh, no, it looks like our guest had to take a personal call outside. I guess I’ll have to chat with her via email when I get a chance. But in the meantime, she’s given me permission to inform you of a great prize. Let’s find out the details, shall we?
Additionally, Tricia is giving away a Kindle Fire during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. You may find the tour schedule and locations here.
Giveaway Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/eed0146c10/
Tricia: Oh no, I missed it. 😦 Sorry to run off like that.
Marie: It’s okay. I was just wrapping up things here. We’re getting short on time…
Tricia: In that case, I’ll leave you with a short message.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I hope you enjoy Passion Punch, book three in The Key West Escape Series!
Marie: It’s my pleasure, and I’m sure we will. 😀
Thank you for telling us about your new romantic adventure, Tricia! I know I can’t wait to read this intriguing novel! 🙂
Passion Punch looks great! ♥ We’ll be sure to check it out! Don’t miss the giveaway!
TRICIA LEEDOM enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and having torrid love affairs with hot, dangerous men…even if it’s only in her own mind. When she’s not writing romantic adventure novels, she reads voraciously, tweets compulsively, and fangirls over a TV show based on her favorite book series. Tricia earned her BA in Creative Writing from The University of Tampa and her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Her favorite authors include Diana Gabaldon, J.R. Ward, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Karen Robards, and Johanna Lindsey. She lives in Southwest Florida with two very spoiled dogs.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Tricia-Leedom/e/B06XFN32NS/
Thank you for telling us about your great book tour! I know readers can’t wait to get ahold of this romantic adventure!
Thanks again to Tricia and her blog tour sponsor!
Happy reading, everyone! ♥♥♥ Have a lovely week! 😀